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Lectures 2020/21

Social Work

> Counselling SE
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Counselling SE

Lector: DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The students engage with the fundamentals of conversation guidance, bearing in mind the different settings (mandated settings, first conversation, challenging forms of communication). They receive an overview of the different forms of communication in Social Work (i.e. counselling, negotiating, informing, mediation). Techniques and activities within counselling, such as listening actively, sending I-messages, perceptions, asking helpful questions und dealing with silence are practiced. The fundamentals of the setting and relationship-building are conveyed, and an engagement with (im)partiality takes place.
Ideal scenarios and structural patterns of counselling conversations in settings with individual clients, families or systems are central to this module. These are used as a starting point for a professionally sound reflection about conversations, which are simulated in role play. Different consultative approaches (i.e. systemic, solution-focused, person-centred, psychoanalytical) are presented and practiced using role playing.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, role play

Language

German-English

> Social Case Work ILV
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Social Case Work ILV

Lector: DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Social casework is presented as a Social Work method through historical developments, theoretical fundamentals and ethical implications. The students deal with medical history, social diagnostic and support planning. They learn about different methods and concepts within social casework, such as case management, life world and resource-orientation. Through concrete cases, a multi-perspective view on cases and tools from social diagnostic is practiced. In this process, special attention is given to the reflection on intervening, personal values and attitudes.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, role plays

Language

German-English

> Orientation and Fields of Social Work ILV
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Orientation and Fields of Social Work ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In this module, the reflection about personal learning and biography are encouraged and specific revision strategies conveyed. Alongside a presentation of students' group work as a specific form of learning, methods of time management are introduced, and the personal implementation of such methods addressed.
Furthermore, the students learn about the department's curriculum with its modular structure and receive an introduction to the administrative procedures of the degree. They receive an initial overview of the different areas of work, as well as about professional intervention in the context of Social Work.

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Discussion, group work, lecture

Language

German-English

> Social Case Work ILV
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Social Case Work ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, DSA Antje Haussen Lewis, BA, MBA, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Social casework is presented as a Social Work method through historical developments, theoretical fundamentals and ethical implications. The students deal with medical history, social diagnostic and support planning. They learn about different methods and concepts within social casework, such as case management, life world and resource-orientation. Through concrete cases, a multi-perspective view on cases and tools from social diagnostic is practiced. In this process, special attention is given to the reflection on intervening, personal values and attitudes.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, role plays

Language

German-English

> Reflection on Practice 1 SE
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Reflection on Practice 1 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Siaka Jinadou, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, Mag.a Gabriele Wild, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In this module, the students acquire an understanding of the conditions and objectives of ‘reflection' and collectively generate group rules for the formation of the module. Self-perception and external perception are addressed, and team and cooperation skills strengthened.
Furthermore, students acquire fundamental knowledge about selected social organisations i.e. relating to their history, goals, tasks, legal conditions, financial foundations, professional repertoire of methods, organisational structure and documentation. Current questions by selected institutions, as well as concrete practice experience are reflected, and related to theory and practice where appropriate. This is also done in preparation for a 4-week long work placement, which full time students complete at the beginning of the 2nd semester and relates to the practice orientation days for part time students in the 1st/2nd semester. Questions about reconciling studies, work placement and professional motivation are discussed. The different roles of work placement managers and interns are discussed and explained.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Group work, excursion, social space research

Language

German-English

> Reflection on Practice 2 SE
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Reflection on Practice 2 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Siaka Jinadou, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, Mag.a Gabriele Wild, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl

1.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

In this module, the reports from concrete placement experiences are continuously referenced to theory and practice. Alongside the engagement with personal values and conflict of values, a reflection about different roles, on the one hand in relation to the relationship of placement managers and interns, and, on the other hand between interns and clients, is carried out.
The analysis and reflection for the team and group work is practiced. On that note, the module crucially serves the (further) development of social, personal and professional competences.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Group work, presentation, case work, discussion, coaching

Language

German-English

> Seminar Paper and Presentation SE
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Seminar Paper and Presentation SE

Lector: DSA Mag.a Maja Batsheva, Florian Bodenseher, Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag. Dr. Bettina Prokop, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a Gabriele Wild

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The students write their first seminar paper in the course of this module. In the process, the possibility for an in-depth engagement with a topic from first year modules is given.
The main focus, however, does not concern the topic itself, but the academic-methodological realisation of the seminar paper.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Seminar paper

Teaching methods

Professional inputs, group and individual work, peer feedback, feedback on partial performance and seminar paper, seminar paper presentation

Language

German-English

> Social Inequality and Social Exclusion ILV
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Social Inequality and Social Exclusion ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Sandra Kytir, PhD, Dr. Barbara Rothmüller, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The students learn about theories, concepts and explanatory models to social inequality and social exclusion on macro, meso and micro sociological levels. In the process, the relationship between society and individual are analysed and reflected through social structure, institutions/networks and social interactions with regard to their interrelation.
Furthermore, questions of normativity, normality and normalisation are dealt with from a historic and current perspective, as well as related processes of exclusion in a theoretical and practical sense. Students learn to analyse different aspects of difference from normality and deviance and reflect on them critically. Through current questions, the students learn to use an intersectional perspective on social problems in their practice in Social Work and relate them to present developments in the areas of intervention of Social Work in a reflective manner.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, working in small groups, presentation

Language

German-English

> Reflection on Practice 3 SE
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Reflection on Practice 3 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Siaka Jinadou, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, Mag.a Lydia Leitl, BA, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Through a continuous exchange in a fixed reflection group, the individual and group-specific topics which are relevant for Social Work, as well as interest-based questions are elaborated.
The seminary content is oriented toward the topics, which are actively introduced by the group members. As is necessary and according to interests, topical emphasis can be picked up and deepened. Strengthening and allowing the individual responsibility and initiative of the group members is of central importance here.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Discussion, group work, role play, lecture, excursion, individual coaching

Language

German

> Reflection on Practice 4 SE
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Reflection on Practice 4 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Siaka Jinadou, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, Mag.a Lydia Leitl, BA, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Through continuous work and exchange in a fixed reflection group, individual, group-specific topics and questions, which are relevant for Social Work, can be discussed. As needed for the group a specific emphasis is taken up or deepened. Special emphasis is given to the individual responsibility of group members for the content creation of the seminar and its process.
Prior to the work placement, the preparation and detailed planning of this part of the degree takes place. Specific topical emphases, which are relevant for the field are addressed. Furthermore, the students engage with their individual learning objectives and define their goals, based on theory and empirical findings.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Discussion, group work, role play, lecture, excursion, individual coaching

Language

German-English